Transparency in Chinese FDI in Switzerland

Simon Gehren • 19 March 2019
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This policy aims to increase transparency of Chinese foreign direct investement (FDI) in Switzerland. 

Goal:

This policy aims to increase transparency of Chinese foreign direct investement (FDI) in Switzerland. 

Why is this important and what is the problem?

Chinese FDI is growing fast in Switzerland. This presents an opportunity, but as as the recent case of the HNA Group has shown, there are also potential risks (https://www.handelszeitung.ch/unternehmen/der-ausverkauf-bei-swissport-…). The origin of the Chinese FDI is often opaque.

Target group:

Regulatory authorities (governement and of stock exchanges)

 

How to reach the goal:

 

Apply the existing rules more strictly and provide the regluators with more funding and compliance experts specialized in China (in the the stock exchanges)